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MG Jesta Custom by enc86 MG Jesta Custom by enc86
Here is my Finished 1/100 Master Grade Jesta model. Hand painted and weathered, with the exception of flat black, primer (krylon) and spray top coat (testors dull) I built this kit as a nice diversion from 1/35(and a procrastination project, as I should of been building a diorama) This kit was pretty dang incredible and allot of fun to paint, put together, and of course play with XD  For the most part I built him "outta the box" swapped beam saber color and gave him old MG handguns and a knife.

MG gundam kits have always been a bit intimidating to me. They contain allot of parts (moving parts too) are pretty complex and there is allot to screw up. Years ago I built a few MG's without paint and thought I would never reach a level where  could paint one. Anyways with this build I wanted to keep it simple and not take too much on. While I had a bunch of smaller mistakes and I am not incredibly impressed with some of my effects, I am pretty proud of what I was able to accomplish on this one. Being a bit unsatisfied is a good thing as it will make me want to do even better on the next one of these I build.

Anyways I built this guy in the hopes of getting tons of pictures of him. This weekend I hope to see how he does outside and do a bit more of a goofy photo shoot. I got a few more "accessories" I am working on for him that will be done this weekend if the weather is good......

Questions, comments and suggestions welcome!

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:iconflasharenaisawsomejr:
flasharenaisawsomeJR Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  New member
Omg it is a Jesta wheres the beam rifle
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
lol right here- MG Jesta Custom by enc86
allso MG Jesta Collage
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flasharenaisawsomeJR Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  New member
Lol the lols omg the lols
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CYBORGMAN1111 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
COOL ROBO MAN !!!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
XD
yea this guy was pretty sweet!
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CYBORGMAN1111 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
UR ART IS VERY COOL!!!!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
thanks a ton!
i try my best and have fun with my hobby. taken me a few years but i am starting to be happy with my results.
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CYBORGMAN1111 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
i hope to to makr  robot modle somday to!!!!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
great to hear. they are very fun models and really worth the $$$.
this is a bigger model (MG master grade line) they around the 50-100 range. here is a listing for this one www.amazon.com/Bandai-Hobby-Je…

and there are smaller ones as well that are pretty nice, the HG line(high grade) www.amazon.com/Bandai-RGM-96X-… think you would have a ton of fun with a "HG gundam" model. even if you hated it, the parts would be cool for you to use else where.

they come molded in different colors so you don't have to worry about painting(tho i do paint mine) and they are snap tight so you dont have to worry about glue.
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CYBORGMAN1111 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
ok so wuold i be able 2 make a battle suit for cyborg man ?
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
if you got a "HG gundam" kit(just Google or use amazon or whatever) then yes there would be a way to do it.  alot of the parts are like armor plates, so i could see how you could convert those parts for that kinda project. "kitbashing" might be the easiest and most cost effective way to do that kinda thing as well.
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ShiroiZaku Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student General Artist
nice painted..i already build this guy, it was great but still no idea to paint it.><
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burnc Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Great build!! Jesta Ground Type.
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shadowfan50 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Awesome!  I'd love to learn how to paint model that well.  I generally assemlbe then, shave down the points whee the pices were attached tot the trees and apply stickers if they're included.  What did you use to paint it anyway?
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Thanks!
awesome dude, i am sure you could. you know i was pretty much doing the same thing just a few years ago. anways sorry if i ramble on but here is some of things i did on this one that might help you get started.

I used krylon spray cans for the primer and flat black(inner frame) they were of the "color masters" and "dual" variety(can be found in most major US stores). most of the inner frame i cut,removed nubs,assembled then sprayed with the flat black. with any spray it will take a few coats(its better to work with up thin coats then go on heavy).
on this model, all the armor  gets added on top of the frame. so i cleaned up each piece, used alligator clips to the underside of the part and primed them, then hand painted with "model master" brand  enamels www.scalehobbyist.com/catagori… i did a bit of weathering but that's a topic for a different day. here is a couple of quick tutorials that might help with that enc86.deviantart.com/art/Dry-B… enc86.deviantart.com/art/Wash-…

or coarse you could always do some of these steps but  spray each piece with a color of your choosing instead of hand painting.  one tip if you have never spray painted before, grab a scrap piece of cardboard and practice for a bit. use smooth sweeping arm stokes with light taps on the cans trigger. it should be about 8-12 inches away from the object and just keep moving(staying in a spot creates thick paint and drips) anyways if you see drips on the cardboard you need a bit more work as that would be too thick for a model. most of the time when i spray i do do two light coats.

It sounds like alot but really its not that bad. will take a bit of work,practice and mistakes but its worth it.

anywho sorry for the info dump! if you have any other questions don't be afraid to ask.
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Tr33Atm0s Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you get a :iconpromotionplz:
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
about time, been working hard enough XD
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Tr33Atm0s Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eee
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
XD
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shinsengumi77 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome dude! :D

If you are feeling ambitious, I recommend trying to build something from the Armored Core Variable Infinity series (that is, if you like AC stuff).  
I really want to try one sometime, but am a complete amateur, so the kit would be wasted on me. :nuu:
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
thanks dude!

hummm ill have to give one a shot. i have looked at the models a few times, every time i did i was a bit scared but now that i have this one under my belt, i think i could do it. anyways my model stash is just about at its limit but my be in a few months ill pick one up. i love the designs and see me having a blast weathering one.
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shinsengumi77 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :D

Yeah, I've always just pieces the kits together with some minor sanding...it's sad, considering how much potential a kit can have in the hands of an experienced modeler.
Good luck with your future projects! :nod:
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BazSg Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yesss your pose training is now complete! XD
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
toooooo much freaking fun. was cool trying out different shots and angles. soooooo use to the same shots over and over and over again on my armor XD
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SarienSpiderDroid Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
He's a bit of a poser, isn't he? Nice paint job, btw.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
hahahha yes he is!

thank you very much friend.
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
double-dealin!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Hell yea! i had these from a older kit and just couldn't resist.

BTW i have the beer cans 50% been so rainy here its been hard to get things primed even! hope to get them done this weekend.
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is more the "Here to chew bubblegum" pose---and yeah, waiting for a decent "paint day" is a pain.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
lol you might be right!

sure is, freaking sucks mother nature has got other plans XD
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Mother nature likes me---I'll have to do a journal post about the air show.
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
i think it's freaking awesome!!!!!
but then i dont know anything about building and painting gundam!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
thanks dude!

well i didn't do it like the show or anything so i get a bit of artistic license. i think its alright(i could of done more) but i am pretty proud to have him 100% and still 100% movable!
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
i like the more military scheme on him!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
thanks again buddy!
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Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Very well done.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
thanks, really was a good kit and a pretty fun time.
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Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
It looks like it was a nice kit to do.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
yea it was and a nice diversion from what i normally do.
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Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
I can see that.
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Come say hello to my leetle friends..."
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
like the poses, the one liners for this guy are almost unlimited XD
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:icongundamplz: :iconsaysplz:Curse you, unlimited one-liners!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
XD
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

"Dear? What are you doing?"

"I'm building a life-size gundam in the backyard to go with my Jesta"

"...."

"I've got 911 on speed dial, mommy..."

"...All right then...watch him good then."

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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
 i have jokingly said that i had wanted to make some BIG projects on my lawn. my daughter approved but not as much enthusiasm from the wife XD
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:iconmindslave24-7:
Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

"Um ...dear? Why are there burnt out automobiles on the lawn and bullet holes in the walls?"

"Oh. ...I'm building a life-size Grand Theft Auto practice range in the front yard.  Did you meet Vinnie No-nose?"

"Yos!"

"Um...Hello?"

"What? You said I should go outside and vary my interests. Besides, the piranha plants and yoshi's didn't grow as planned... I'd avoid the basement for awhile..."

"Perhaps your 'Zaku' idea wasn't such a bad idea after all..." 

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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
lol pretty much!

i told her i was planing on making the lawn look like a battlefield and would leave scale stuff out there for "weathering" and "realism" she was not impressed with that.
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foley1310 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DeadPool with armor :D 
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
HeLL YESSSSS, that's what i had been thinking XD
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